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THE BRIDGE WORLD

MASTER SOLVERS CLUB

Scores for the May 2021 Contest

Problem A

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 10 5 2 A K 6 6 J 10 9 6 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
1 2 3 3
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001220
4 90630
Double80310
3 80210
5 70313
Pass50213
4 002
else002
Problem B

Matchpoints
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A 5 4 A Q 9 Q A Q 10 8 6 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————Pass
1 2 Double3
?

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Double1001227
4 9057
3 NT80536
4 7039
5 6014
4 50210
6 2006
4 NT001
else000
Problem C

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

9 6 5 3 2 K A J 10 9 8 5 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
?*

*BWS: 3  invitational

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001923
2 7059
1 NT6039
1 50158
5 1000
Pass001
else000
Problem D

Imps
Both sides vulnerable
You, South, hold:

A K J 9 8 A Q J 5 A 10 8 4
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————2
?

What is your plan?
(a) Pass;
(b) 2 NT;
(c) 3 NT;
(d) Double; then, after (Pass) - 2 - (Pass) - ?
(d1) Pass; (d2) 2 NT; (d3) 3 ;
(d4) 3 ; (d5) 3 ; (d6) 3 ;
(d7) 3 NT

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
d21001422
b90824
d560232
a6025
d15016
d45014
c2002
d31004
d7001
else000
Problem E

Matchpoints
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K J 5 J 9 9 4 3 A J 10 9 6
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
PassPass1 1
1 NT3 Double*Pass
?

*BWS: cooperative-takeout

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Pass1001249
3 NT901240
5 7011
4 60310
4 1000
else000
Problem F

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

4 K 8 5 9 7 4 2 A Q 8 6 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 1
?*

*BWS: 2 invitational-plus diamond raise;
3 preemptive; 2 forcing to 2

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
2 1001536
2 9089
2 70447
Double5015
3 2000
3 1001
3 001
else001
Problem G

Imps
North-South vulnerable
You, South, hold:

K Q 6 5 3 8 7 4 A 10 9 6 2
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
————1 Pass
1 NT2 2 3
?*

*BWS: double = penalty

What call do you make?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
3 1001038
Pass90939
4 8054
3 70210
Double5017
4 5010
4 2001
4 2000
3 NT001
else000
Problem H

Imps
Neither side vulnerable
You, South, hold:

Q 7 6 Q J 8 4 2 K J 10 3 5
SOUTHWESTNORTHEAST
——————1 *
Pass2 NTPass4
Pass4 NTPass5
Pass6 (All Pass)

*East-West use Bridge World Standard.

What is your opening lead?

 
ActionScorePanel
Votes
% of
Solvers
Q100736
J10035
J90813
109010
580838
28013
48003
88001
38000
K001
else000
MSC CONTEST

These are the scores that were assigned to the problems, as well as the number of votes each solution received from our expert panel, and the approximate percentage of solvers' answers.

See the May issue of The Bridge World to read the panel's in-depth discussion of these contest problems—see how each expert answered and learn how they came to their decisions.